5 Sites Like Odesk to Hire Freelancers Online



We’ve already talked about sites like Fiverr, where you can sell your services online. However, what about if you want to hire a freelancer online? As a new business, investing in staff can be tricky. The recruitment process, training, salary and benefits all cost time and money. So, it certainly makes sense to outsource extra work to a freelancer. Odesk (now UpWork) is one of the most popular freelancing marketplaces out there, but they’re not the only one. Let’s take a look at other sites like Odesk, where you can hire freelancers online.


Okay, so we said sites like Odesk, but perhaps you haven’t heard of this freelancing marketplace before. It makes sense that we touch on this one first. Odesk is technically no more, but it’s what most people seem to search for. Odesk and Elance were two separate sites, before they combined, rebranded and became the site you see today; UpWork. It’s one of the biggest freelancing marketplaces on the internet with hundreds of thousands of freelancers. Whether you’re looking for a freelance copywriter, to hire a freelance web developer, or just someone to help you with your books, you’re likely to find someone here. The only drawback we found when using Odesk (sorry, Upwork) is finding someone native English (we were looking for writers). This marketplace is dominated by freelancers from overseas which is fine for many tasks, but not for all. Bear this in mind when looking for UK or US based freelancers.

Head to UpWork here: https://www.upwork.com/ 

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